Andy is a statistician and joined the Unit in June 2014, following 5 years as clinical trials statistician in the Health Services Research Unit at the University of Aberdeen. He has a background as a health services statistician holding posts previously in NHS National Services Scotland, NHS Fife and NHS Lothian, during which time he gained a master’s degree in applied statistics from Edinburgh Napier University in 2007. Andy has extensive experience of research into treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction and is currently involved in several studies in this area. He also works across other Unit workstreams, including stroke, maternal and child health, and behaviour change. Andy’s particular interests relate to RCTs of complex interventions, evidence synthesis methods, and data linkage.